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A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!


Postby Graeme D » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:23 pm

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Venue

Date walked: 30/05/2014

Time taken: 3.8 hours

Distance: 9.6 km

Ascent: 812m

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There is no shortage of reports on here for Ben Venue so I won't go into any detail.

Met Kev shortly after 5 at the Ben Venue car park near the Loch Achray Hotel after clocking off for the week and headed for the hill via the Bealach nam Bo. This route gives grand views on ascent of Lock Katrine and across to the Balquhidder and Crianlarich hills.

We enjoyed a couple of bottles of Ossian Supremely Golden at the top before heading down into the vandalised and ravaged landscape of Gleann Riabhach and back along the track to the hotel and the car park a short distance further along the road.

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Loch Achray from the car park

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The hill peaking out in the background

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Heading towards the sluice gates at the head of Loch Katrine

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The Bealach na Bo ahead

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Almost at the bealach

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Ben'An across Loch Katrine

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In shadow in the bealach

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Back whence we came

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Under one of the massive slabs of rock in the bealach

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Across Loch Katrine towards the Crianlarich giants


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Eastern end of Loch Katrine with the boat just visible tucked away in an inlet

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Ben Venue's craggy nature reveals itself

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Almost at the summit

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Summit

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Loch Katrine from the summit

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Ben Ledi and Lochs Achray and Venacher from between the two summits

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Getting the Ossian out at the south east summit

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A shocking case of vandalism in Gleann Riabhach



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Re: A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

Postby dooterbang » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm

A very lush looking landscape. Nice photo of the eastern end of Loch Katrine.

As you say, great start to the weekend.
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Re: A cracking Venue for kick-starting the weekend!

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:47 am

A good day out , must do this wee beauty myself one day :D
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